Livestock and Other Animals

Animal Cruelty

Applicable laws


Beef Checkoff

Applicable Laws

Helpful publications on beef checkoff issues

Other helpful websites on beef checkoff


Environmental Issues

Click Here to go to Threatened, Endangered, and Other Protected Species, located in the "Environment" section.

Helpful publications on environmental issues associated with livestock production

Other helpful websites on environmental issues associated with livestock production

  • For more information on CERCLA and EPCRA reporting requirements for air releases of hazardous substances from animal waste at farms, visit the EPA’s website here.
  • For information about permitting and waste management, visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s website here.

Fence Law

Click Here to go to Fence Law, located in the "Real Property" section


General Information

Applicable laws

Other helpful websites on livestock and other animals


Identification and Traceability

Helpful publications on livestock identification and traceability:


Packers and Stockyards

Helpful publications on Packers and Stockyards issues:

Applicable laws:

  • For unofficial copies of the federal laws and regulations governing packers and stockyards, visit this page from the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service.

Other helpful websites on Packers and Stockyards:

  • GIPSA website: The Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) was moved from the Farm Service Agency, to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), pursuant to agency restructuring announced by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on September 7, 2017. The AMS GIPSA website has some very helpful information about Packers and Stockyards.
  • Regulated Entities: For information on what entities are regulated under the Packers and Stockyards Act, and what requirements are placed on them, go to this page on the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service website.

Production Contracts

Applicable laws

  • K.S.A. 16-1501 et seq., Swine Contracts and Marketing Pools
  • K.S.A. 16-1701, Poultry production contacts; requirements, violations, remedies

Helpful publications on production contracts

Other helpful websites for information on poultry production


Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Rule

Helpful publications on the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Rule